Thames, Braun Power Brewers Past Cubs

Thames, Braun Power Brewers Past Cubs

The Milwaukee Bucks snapped a three game losing streak, riding a balanced scoring attack to a 92-74 win over the Denver Nuggets Monday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Jon Lester threw 7 innings of shutout baseball giving up just 3 hits with 3 strikeouts.

Thames matched the homer streak by Jeromy Burnitz for the Brewers in 1997. The last time it took St. Louis 13 games into a season to get a save was 1980, when Mark Littell closed out the Phillies at Veterans Stadium. "We have to turn the page". Neftali Felix pitched a scoreless ninth for his fifth save in as many tries.

Milwaukee added pair of insurance runs in the eighth inning on Braun's RBI double and steal of third base followed by catcher Willson Contreras' throwing error.

"We did a lot of things well", Cubs manager Joe Maddon said.

Then Brantley took Kyle Gibson (0-2) deep in the fifth inning, raising his career average in 13 at-bats against the Twins right-hander to.385 with four RBIs.

Thames spent the weekend wrecking the Reds, hitting five four-baggers in the four-game series.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Danny Salazar finished six innings strong after a shaky start, Michael Brantley homered and drove in two runs and the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 3-1 on Monday night. The hit scored Jason Heyward and Miguel Montero, who had led off with singles.

Ivan Nova (1-2) gave up five hits and no walks in eight innings while striking out three.

The season is still very young, but Thames leads the majors in home runs, OPS, and slugging percentage.

Brewers: RHP Matt Garza (strained right groin) had his rehab start moved from Triple A Colorado Springs to Class A Wisconsin on Monday due to forecast of rain in Nashville. RHP Junior Guerra (strained right calf) began workouts on a treadmill.

Chicago RHP Carl Edwards Jr. was activated after bereavement leave and OF Tommy La Stella was placed on the same list.

Seung-Hwan Oh worked around an RBI double by pinch hitter Gregory Polanco in the ninth to record the Cardinals' first save of the season. Jimmy Nelson will get the ball for the Crew.

Holliday put the Yankees ahead with a titanic three-run shot in a five-run third inning, and Aaron Judge added a two-run homer that chased Derek Holland (1-2) with the score 7-0 in the fifth. The Tigers have won each of Fulmer's first two starts, including when he shut out Boston over six innings in his first outing.

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